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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

ACWICT Job Placements Officer Jobs in Kenya

The African Centre for Women, Information and Communications Technology (ACWICT) is a pioneer Kenyan Based Information, Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D) organization with a regional reach whose mission is to promote women’s access and knowledge of ICTs as tools for sustainable development.

Through the International Youth Foundation, ACWICT has received funding support from the World Bank and Microsoft, to implement an innovative and comprehensive youth employability program and subsequently conduct an impact evaluation of this program in order to contribute evidence and knowledge on what works in youth employability, both within Kenya and elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa.

We are looking for suitable candidates to fill the following positions

Job Placements Officer
2 Positions

Employment Type: Fixed-term Contract - 18 months

Job Summary
Provide a broad range of business development and job placement services, with particular focus on ACWICT’s Youth Employability Program.
This includes interaction with all project staff and clients/potential clients to design, negotiate, and drive to closure agreements ranging from simple work-for-hire agreements to complex alliances, and partnerships.
Entails working with senior executive management of companies and organizations
Duties and Responsibilities
Implement internship and placements components of the program.
Provide business advisory and employment support services to project beneficiaries
Work with colleagues to develop and implement systems to accurately collect project data.
Conduct labour market analysis and job searches and advice on effective training and placement strategies.
Provide technical expertise and work with project colleagues to analyze project data and information with the aim of identifying positive trends and promising practices and informing overall project implementation.
Liaise with private and public sector partners, maintain good relationships and be responsive to their priorities and needs,
Assist with the development of new placement opportunities for the program
Any other duties as may be assigned by your supervisor
Minimum Qualifications

Education/Professional qualifications:
Relevant Business degree
3+ yrs. of relevant work experience in an IT-related industry or civil society.
Experience working with Public / Private Sector Partnerships preferred
Minimum Competencies
Demonstrated awareness and competency with research and communication tools
Excellent oral, written, organization, presentation and independent workload management skills.
Quick learner and problem solver; Knowledge of youth employment/societal issues strongly preferred
Possess drive, motivation and acute attention to detail in ensuring all business opportunities to ACWICT are captured and explored
A proven record of strategic thinking: high energy, ability to self motivate and motivate others, and a passion for communicating the benefits of great products to partners.
Candidates must have proven leadership skills and have demonstrated abilities in sales, negotiations, and partner relationship management.
This position demands the ability to influence stakeholders through written/interpersonal, presentation skills, and the ability to simultaneously address multiple projects and challenges.
If you are interested in the positions above, please submit your application to

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Closing Date: Friday 14th January, 2011.

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